Ali Carbone, Sibling Advocate and Author Interviewed by Global Autism Project
Readers can look forward to a second book from Brooklyn-based author Ali Carbone. Ali is the big sister of Michael Carbone, Anthony Carbone, and Luke Carbone who are residents of Citizens Options Unlimited group homes. Ali was recently interviewed on Autism Knows No Borders podcast by the Global Autism Project to discuss the success of her latest memoir, “What Are You Looking At?” as well as hint towards a sequel.
In her memoir, Ali writes about her experience as the oldest sibling to three brothers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who she refers to as ‘the boys’. In this conversation, Ali shares her tips for other siblings and goals to energize the younger generation of siblings. She also discusses how she developed an identity outside of this sibling caretaker role.
Throughout the interview, Ali shares remarks of gratitude for the group home staff who provide both safety for the boys and newfound freedom to the boy’s first caretakers, her parents and herself.
“They go to baseball games, they recently went to the Jets game and a parade in Brooklyn,” Ali said in the podcast. “And they have experienced things that they would have never experienced if my parents didn’t do what they did.”